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(Video) First NHL Win: Zepp backstops Flyers to comeback victory

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(Video) First NHL Win: Zepp backstops Flyers to comeback victory

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Rob Zepp had not played in North America since the 2004-05 season, spending the last seven seasons playing in Germany (courtesy of Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)

 

It isn’t often that a player north of the age of 30 gets his first call-up to the NHL, let alone gets the chance to actually play in an NHL game. But that is exactly what happened to Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Rob Zepp, and Zepp made the most of the opportunity after the Flyers took a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets to give their “rookie” goaltender his first NHL win. Read more »

Buffalo Sabres experiencing growing pains at all levels of organization

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Buffalo Sabres experiencing growing pains at all levels of organization

Photo: Buffalo Sabres forward prospect Johan Larsson has split time between the Sabres and the AHL’s Rochester Americans this season (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Despite the return of their top scorers, an influx of new talent, and the continuing development of their top players, the Rochester Americans are having a disappointing season. After making the AHL playoffs in three consecutive years, the Amerks sit last in the North Division and 14th in the Western Conference. The team has just two wins in their past 10 games.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Larsson, Schaller score for Sabres in weekend losses

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Larsson, Schaller score for Sabres in weekend losses

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Tim Schaller slides the puck under Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to score his first NHL goal (courtesy of Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Despite what would be considered an unsuccessful weekend in which they lost two games, the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still received glimpses of a potentially better future with the first NHL goals from prospects Johan Larsson and Tim Schaller. Read more »

Phantoms’ Hagg hoping third time’s the charm for Sweden at 2015 WJC

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Phantoms’ Hagg hoping third time’s the charm for Sweden at 2015 WJC

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Robert Hagg will be competing for Sweden in his third and final U20 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

While teams in the American Hockey League are enjoying a short break for the holidays, Philadelphia Flyers defensive prospect Robert Hagg is gearing up for his third appearance with Team Sweden at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship, which gets underway on Friday in Montreal and Toronto. Read more »

(Video) First NHL Goal: Pouliot makes first shot count in Penguins’ win

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Pouliot makes first shot count in Penguins’ win

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot competed in 247 WHL games, scoring 42 goals and adding 163 assists for 205 points (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins top prospect, defenseman Derrick Pouliot, made his NHL debut Saturday night a successful one as he netted his first NHL goal – the eventual game-winning goal – on his first shot in the Penguins 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Read more »

Vegas roots a source of pride for Cougars’ Pochiro

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Vegas roots a source of pride for Cougars’ Pochiro

Photo: Prince George Cougars forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Zach Pochiro was a fourth round pick of the Blues at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

Like many prospects, Zach Pochiro has traveled a most interesting hockey road map, one that currently has the 20-year-old center in a position where he can try to thrive during his third WHL season with the Prince George Cougars. Read more »

Defense and goaltending main strengths of Washington Capitals’ minor league system

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Defense and goaltending main strengths of Washington Capitals’ minor league system

Photo: Forward Nathan Walker continues to find a role in the Washington Capitals organization after being selected in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft. Walker spent the 2013-14 season with the Capitals organization prior to being drafted. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

 

It has been an up and down season so far for the Washington Capital‘s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Through the first 29 games of the 2014-15 season, they find themselves second in the East Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference with 32 points, sporting a 14-11-3-1 record.

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(Video) First NHL Win: Kinkaid stares down Lightning in Devils’ win

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(Video) First NHL Win: Kinkaid stares down Lightning in Devils’ win

Photo: New Jersey Devils rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid played in 130 AHL games over three seasons before securing the backup position with the NHL Devils in 2014-15 (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

Why should forwards and defensemen get all the attention? NHL goaltenders have milestone first wins, so they deserve the spotlight, as well. One such goaltender securing his first NHL win is the New Jersey DevilsKeith Kinkaid, who faced down the NHL’s highest scoring team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday night. Read more »

(Video) First NHL Goal: Tennyson nets game-tying goal in Sharks win

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Tennyson nets game-tying goal in Sharks win

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie defenseman Matt Tennyson played NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University before turning pro in 2012 (courtesy of Tommy LaPorte/Icon Sportswire)

 

After a call-up one week ago from the AHL‘s Worcester Sharks, San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Tennyson netted his first NHL goal, a game-tying goal, in the Sharks’ 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Eichel the best of a good NCAA crop

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2015 NHL Draft: Eichel the best of a good NCAA crop

Photo: Boston University forward and 2015 prospect Jack Eichel leads the nation in scoring but will step away from NCAA action to take part in the 2015 World Junior Championship with Team USA (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

2015 is shaping up to be the best draft year for the NCAA in nearly a decade. Among the current crop of collegians are three potential first round picks. Hockey Future takes a closer look at five of the NCAA’s top draft-eligible players (all freshmen), representing two of the six conferences. Hockey East has three players and the Big Ten has two. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of Dec. 18th. Read more »

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